2011 Fournier Alfa Crux MalbecMalbec from Argentina
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- 92 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 92 Tim Atkin, MW
92 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Alfa Crux Malbec fermented in oak vats and went through malo in barrel where it matured for 17 months. It seems to have taken the oak much better than the blend (but the blend is from 2009) and it shows a good balance between spicy/oak-related aromas and the juicy berries and violets that are classic Malbec descriptors. The palate is medium to full-bodied, and although the wine is powerful it feels less so because of the good freshness and balance. A showy Malbec from Uco that could be enjoyed now or allowed to mellow in bottle. 20,000 bottles produced."
92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"This is a very concentrated red with some dried fruit character and hints of toasted oak. A slightly fuller style but it remains fresh despite having an alcohol of 15%. Drink or hold."
92 Tim Atkin, MW
"Another wine that is showing better with an extra year of bottle age, this is ripe, dense and concentrated, made in a style that emphasises power and texture over freshness. Sweet bramble, fig and vanilla spice flavours with a balsamic finish. 2017-20"
92 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
92 - Tim Atkin, MW
|Taste||pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha and currant|
|Nose||spice, earth, currant and cherry|